Okay, maybe it doesn't seem like a big deal. But this was on the interstate, where the supra really shines. I know that it has 240HP stock and cruises past 160mph. This one was modified, looked like a full exhaust and possibly an atmospheric BOV, so maybe more boost too. It was clearly loved, nice paint and tasteful aftermarket tail lights. (Not altezzas)
We started about 90mph and I left it in 5th out of laziness. Funny thing, 90-100 he pulled on me and 100-110 I gained it back. We did several little pulls because we had to slow down for traffic a few times. It felt to me that in 5th gear we were basically equal. Finally I shifted into 4th at 90 and I started pulling on him hard enough that I had to upshift to avoid rear ending him. We went up to 130 and I was surprised how stable my car was. I think the lowered stance from my Prodrive springs helped a little. My passenger didn't even wake up until I hit the brakes. I did have 100 lbs of ****e in the back and but I dont think it made much difference.
So I did "get" him in 4th, but in 5th gear it was pretty even. Gave him a thumbs up as he pulled off into a rest area.